The CurrentParty candidates pitch economic plans to get out of tough times - August 27, 2015Aug 27, 2015 | 21:59Thanks to a global market scare, the economy has emerged as a paramount election issue in the great Canadian campaign of 2015. Today, candidates from three big federal parties, share their plans on how to handle the economy. Can any of them work?
The CurrentDuffy trial reveals cracks in Conservative party, supporters dividedAug 20, 2015 | 19:32Mike Duffy's lawyer is finished cross-examining Nigel Wright and Stephen Harper's political competition have already declared how his testimony will hurt the Conservatives. Today we're asking if revelations from the trial are hurting the Conservative camp
The CurrentMark Schatzker: Flavourless food leads to unhealthy cravings - August 20, 2015Aug 20, 2015 | 23:33Ever wonder why you crave some food over others? Food journalist Mark Schatzker says it's all about the flavour. Today, we explore why the veggies we should eat have become increasingly bland, while the junk we should avoid keeps getting tastier.
The CurrentCath Blythe teaches grade 2/3 students about sex, thanks to Meg Hickling - March 3, 2015Mar 3, 2015 | 3:00Much of what's being proposed for Ontario's sex-ed curriculum has been in BC classrooms for years, thanks in part to the pioneering work of a sexual health educator, Meg Hickling. We drop in as Cath Blyth teaches 'body science' to grade 2 and 3 students.
The CurrentHurricane Katrina has a silver lining for some survivors - August 28, 2015Aug 28, 2015 | 21:59While the devastating impact of Katrina carries on a decade later, the storm has a silver lining for some survivors. New research suggests some people displaced improved their lives because leaving allowed them to break out of cycles of instability.
The CurrentDuffy trial reveals cracks in Conservative party, supporters divided - August 20, 2015Aug 20, 2015 | 22:00Mike Duffy's lawyer is finished cross-examining Nigel Wright and Stephen Harper's political competition have already declared how his testimony will hurt the Conservatives. But are revelations from the trial hurting the Conservative campaign?
The CurrentJohn Ibbitson: Stephen Harper changed Canada in irreversible ways - August 18, 2015Aug 18, 2015 | 22:00Stephen Harper worked for most of his adult life to govern with a majority and change Canada. Now, a new book about the Prime Minister suggests he has reshaped the country in irreversible ways. Today, we look at the politician and the man.
The CurrentNeurosurgeon Henry Marsh reflects on a career probing brains - June 15, 2015Jun 15, 2015 | 25:00Neurosurgeon Henry Marsh's long career has increased his awe of the human brain. He is candid about the danger involved, and about the mistakes he's made. But he says, neurology is not a precise science, doctors aren't as in control as we want to believe.
The CurrentPatient-funded clinical trials may do more harm than good - August 14, 2015Aug 14, 2015 | 19:49Critics argue that patient funded-clinical trials might be more harm than they're worth because they can skew the study design and conduct as well as being dangerous for the patient.
The CurrentMark Schatzker: Our flavourless food leads to unhealthy cravings - May 7, 2015May 7, 2015 | 25:00To Mark Schatzker, the Dorito flavour is emblematic of all that is wrong with our taste buds. In "The Dorito Effect", he argues, healthy food has been engineered into tastelessness while junk food companies have excelled at simulating flavours we want.
The CurrentMeg Hickling says sex-ed teaches how to take care of the body - March 3, 2015Mar 3, 2015 | 25:00She set the standard for sex education and in schools across B.C. Meg Hickling is a legend among teachers, parents and students-all-grown-up. The former nurse shares insights gleaned over four decades of teaching what she always called 'Body Science'.
The Current'I want to be a woman': Spouse asks wife for help transitioning - August 18, 2015Aug 18, 2015 | 24:59After almost forty years of marriage, a couple's bond is tested when a long-kept secret comes out. Today, we share a story of what it's like coming out as transgender... when the truth about your gender identity might break your wife's heart.
The CurrentMarket meltdown signals China's economy is balancing out - August 25, 2015Aug 25, 2015 | 22:00What started as a meltdown on the Shanghai stock market has far reaching implications for markets right around the world, including Canada. Today we're asking whether the Chinese economy's downward spiral will continue to pull down global wealth with it.
The CurrentDrilling for the truth about oilsands' environmental impactAug 11, 2015 | 19:08NDP candidate Linda McQuaig's recent oilsands comments have sparked controversy — but they've also sparked a much-needed debate about the environmental impact of oilsands production.
The CurrentUsing family as fodder on the campaign trail has its perils - August 19, 2015Aug 19, 2015 | 22:00Conservative MP Mark Adler has included his father's haunting past into this election campaign by advertising himself as the son of a Holocaust survivor. Today, we look at why kith and kin can play a critical role on the campaign trail.